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Rolando McClain sentenced to 180 days in jail

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The day started off with bad news for Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain and it is ending the same way.

McClain was found guilty on all charges in the trial stemming from his December assault on an Alabama man and Michael Casagrande of the Decatur Daily reports that he has been sentenced to 180 days in jail as a result. McClain had been charged with third-degree assault, reckless endangerment, menacing, and unlawful discharge of a firearm, all of which are misdemeanor charges and McClain was sentenced to 45 days in jail for each charge.

Jaradious Willingham, McClain’s co-defendant, pleaded guilty to third-degree assault on Thursday morning and agreed to testify against McClain. He received 90 days in jail as a result of his plea bargain.

There’s no word yet on when McClain, who was released on bond, will have to serve the sentence. If he’s not able to delay it until after the season, the Raiders will have to make plans for proceeding without one of their starting linebackers. McClain may also face further discipline from the NFL as a result of the case.

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  1. nflhof says: May 17, 2012 4:07 PM

    The Raiders need to extend this guy right. Fits the Raider image perfectly.

  2. charly0418 says: May 17, 2012 4:07 PM

    Looks like Jamarcus Russell was able to transfer his soul to another body, resulting in Rolando McClain

  3. bonato55 says: May 17, 2012 4:08 PM

    that really sucks for him and the Raiders

  4. raidersfolife says: May 17, 2012 4:08 PM

    The Raider H8TERS will commence to H8 in 5,4,3,2…………..

  5. thegreatgabbert says: May 17, 2012 4:08 PM

    Rolando hopes to serve his time somewhere near the ocean so that his nautical themed stripes won’t seem out of place.

  6. skolvikings2011 says: May 17, 2012 4:08 PM

    A Raider got 180 days in jail? I’m sensing a new contract with a raise

  7. yelix says: May 17, 2012 4:09 PM

    Ladies and gentlemen, the Oakland Raiders.

  8. dcrespo24 says: May 17, 2012 4:09 PM

    he might be able to serve the 45 days concurrently, which would mean he only has to serve a total of 45 days.

  9. canehouse says: May 17, 2012 4:13 PM

    ROLL TIDE!!!!!

  10. bucrightoff says: May 17, 2012 4:13 PM

    Raider Pride!

  11. joemammy says: May 17, 2012 4:14 PM

    Great choice of shirt, Rolando.

  12. steeltuff says: May 17, 2012 4:14 PM

    He’ll be traded to the Bengals for a 4th round draft choice.

  13. humb0lt says: May 17, 2012 4:14 PM

    Congratualtions, Rolando. You’ve become faidernation’s most admired idol. You truly are a Raider. Enjoy your jail time and suspension.

  14. jameswestphal says: May 17, 2012 4:15 PM

    Jaradious Willingham?!?! Of the Hyannisport Willinghams?

  15. cincinnasti says: May 17, 2012 4:15 PM

    Cincinnati west..

  16. objectivenflfan says: May 17, 2012 4:19 PM

    The Raider way.

    If you ask Oakland fans – they didn’t need him anyway. They had the “best” off-season “by-far” and will win the West this year.

    And didn’t you hear – their 5th round pick WR is the next Jerry Rice.

    They also won the trade for Carson Palmer.

    And they weren’t mad when Hue was given his walking papers.

  17. doe22us says: May 17, 2012 4:20 PM

    He is just playing his regular role, a lot of these players will be jail birds sans athletic ability. He is just playing his role.

  18. realnflmaster says: May 17, 2012 4:21 PM

    He plays for the Bungles right?

  19. bdawkins20 says: May 17, 2012 4:22 PM

    oh i am shocked. a member of the raiders is in trouble. oh no say it is not so. oh please oh please.
    maybe cincy and oakland should get a combined lawyer pool started.

  20. steviekthr3e says: May 17, 2012 4:22 PM

    Hmmm maybe the pass defense in the middle WILL improve this year …

  21. sportsmeccabi says: May 17, 2012 4:23 PM

    When does his rap album come out now?

  22. ralphwilsonisrich says: May 17, 2012 4:25 PM

    What the heck is wrong with these guys. Great jobs and you still have this going on.

  23. stevincinci says: May 17, 2012 4:25 PM

    steeltuff says: May 17, 2012 4:14 PM

    He’ll be traded to the Bengals for a 4th round draft choice.

    Idiot, get over the Bengal thing.

  24. seanb20124 says: May 17, 2012 4:26 PM

    How long is 180 days in misdemeanor time?

  25. objectivenflfan says: May 17, 2012 4:26 PM

    The Raider way. If you ask Oakland fans – they didn’t need him anyway. They had the “best” off-season “by-far” and will win the West this year.

    And didn’t you hear – their 5th round pick WR is the next Jerry Rice. They also won the trade for Carson Palmer. And they weren’t mad when Hue was given his walking papers.

  26. rando74 says: May 17, 2012 4:28 PM

    I guess LaGarrette Blount didnt teach him how to get away with it.

  27. sd5547 says: May 17, 2012 4:29 PM

    5000 to 1

    That’s the odds Nick Saban comes to visit him in the can.

  28. mikebe1 says: May 17, 2012 4:31 PM

    Wow another nflers co-de snitches him out where do these guys find their friends smh

  29. ninerswilldominatelikebefore says: May 17, 2012 4:32 PM

    hahahahahahahahahaha….5 years, 80 mill fully guaranteed get it DONE Mckenzie!!

  30. tdk24 says: May 17, 2012 4:33 PM

    Learn your lesson and become a better person for it. And be thankful it didn’t cost you $2,000,000 like it did Ray Lewis. Oh wait, Rolando didn’t kill anyone.

  31. rollteal says: May 17, 2012 4:33 PM

    He is a Raider is not news !!!
    Just commitment to incarceration LoL

  32. bigshirk says: May 17, 2012 4:33 PM

    But Dante Stallworth gets 1 month, for killIng someone while he’s hammered? Lol

  33. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: May 17, 2012 4:34 PM

    Hahaha…you guys are so original with your ‘typical Raider’ comments. Like no one from your team has ever done something stupid and been arrested…idiots.

    I’m glad he got jail time, and I’m sure he will get a suspension. He deserves what he got and I’m hoping the Raiders can find a replacement in camp so they can cut his sorry butt.

  34. jbaxt says: May 17, 2012 4:37 PM

    Does this void the faidets having to give their second round pick to Cincy now? Because Palmer sucks and is barely worth a single 3rd round pick!

  35. commonsensedude says: May 17, 2012 4:38 PM

    This just goes to prove that he’s not just a Raider player … He’s also a Raider fan!!!

  36. wethog66 says: May 17, 2012 4:40 PM

    Raider Football.

  37. hoggy301 says: May 17, 2012 4:42 PM

    He won’t play this season!! GODell will see to that!!!!! For Sure..

  38. thelastpieceofcheese says: May 17, 2012 4:44 PM

    McClain should be playing for the saints!

  39. wipackman1265 says: May 17, 2012 4:46 PM

    He was dressed correctly

  40. rickyrich14 says: May 17, 2012 4:46 PM

    He shoulda paid his homey off like Bonds! Ro isn’t really from the Bay. In the words of Turf Talk…STOP SNITCHIN!

    So many Raider Haters in the world. Ya’ll are acting like Raider fans are sad about this. I feel bad for Ro and his family but we aren’t really happy with his play.

  41. intrepidforce1 says: May 17, 2012 4:47 PM

    This problem is more than a Raider problem. Look around the league.

  42. rockthered1286 says: May 17, 2012 4:48 PM

    raidersfolife says:
    May 17, 2012 4:08 PM
    The Raider H8TERS will commence to H8 in 5,4,3,2…………..
    ______________________

    Can we please grow up and actually spell the word “Haters” instead of cryptic spelling? May give your response a tad more credibility.

  43. dasportsninja says: May 17, 2012 4:50 PM

    HE will be dead, broke and or forgotten by the time he is 25 if he doesnt get some true guidence quickly.

  44. gojags says: May 17, 2012 4:51 PM

    I’m glad the raiders took McClain in the draft. Even though my team picked Alualu, there were all signs on the draft day that jags might pick McClain or Spiller both of whom were picked earlier.

  45. rickyrich14 says: May 17, 2012 4:52 PM

    And I’m so sick of everyone talking about how much the Raiders got hosed on the Carson Palmer trade. They laugh about it on ESPN and NFL Network. Did stupid Hue give up too much for Carson. YES.

    But how in the world is it such a better trade for the Bengals? We did not trade Carson for AJ Green and Andy Dalton!!! So far its Carson Palmer for Dre Kirkpatrick and a 2nd round pick.

    I’d rather have Carson Palmer!!!!!!!

  46. tooz72 says: May 17, 2012 4:53 PM

    he’s not white is he?

  47. losraiders says: May 17, 2012 4:56 PM

    5/9/2012: Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey is charged with DUI.
    4/28/2012: Vikings RB Caleb King is arrested for assault.
    4/26/2012: Redskins S Brandon Meriweather is arrested for DUI.
    4/3/2012: Lions DT Nick Fairley is arrested for marijuana possession.
    3/30/2012: Dolphins LB Koa Misi is arrested on battery charges.
    3/29/2012: Bengals cheerleader Sarah Jones is indicted for first degree sexual abuse.
    3/17/2012: Free-agent C Samson Satele is arrested for disorderly conduct.
    2/26/2012: Seahawks OL Jarriel King is charged with third degree criminal sexual conduct.
    2/25/2012: Seahawks LB Leroy Hill is arrested for possession of marijuana.
    2/23/2012: Jaguars DT Nate Collins is arrested for possession of marijuana.
    2/13/2012: Bears LB J.T. Thomas is arrested for possession of marijuana.
    2/10/2012: Bengals LB Rey Maualuga is charged with misdemeanor assault.
    2/8/2012: 49ers DE Ray McDonald is arrested on an outstanding warrant.
    2/1/2012: Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno is arrested for DUI.
    1/27/2012: 49ers LB Aldon Smith is arrested for DUI.
    1/23/2012: Lions OL Johnny Culbreath is arrested for marijuana possession.
    12/30/2011: Vikings CB Benny Sapp is charged with fifth-degree assault and careless driving, both misdemeanors.
    12/15/2011: Bears WR Sam Hurd is arrested on federal drug charges.

  48. despinosa8 says: May 17, 2012 4:57 PM

    McClain should have hired Ray Lewis’s attorney…

  49. ratbastardshanahandjob says: May 17, 2012 4:59 PM

    ninerswilldominatelikebefore says: hahahahahahahahahaha….5 years, 80 mill fully guaranteed get it DONE Mckenzie!!

    R.M had nothing to do with it. Our Clueless GM/head of player personnel/head of scouting/owner box DC was responsible for the mess. R.M has fumigated the building. All of Coach Davis stooges, puppets and hang on’s are gone. You will never again see a quote like “JaMarcus is a great playaaa. Get ovah it”…..

    A lot of Coach Davis track stars, scholarship, over paid under achieving lottery winning great playaaa’s have already been sent packing. McClain is now in Reggie’s cross hairs….

  50. qmizzle says: May 17, 2012 5:00 PM

    At some point, the NFL is going to have to address this like they did the concussion issue. Obviously there’s a problem; these guys need help.

  51. steviekthr3e says: May 17, 2012 5:02 PM

    The below should be re-posted as often as possible. What a croc the justice system can be:

    bigshirk says: May 17, 2012 4:33 PM

    But Dante Stallworth gets 1 month, for killIng someone while he’s hammered? Lol

  52. crise40g says: May 17, 2012 5:05 PM

    C’mon Haters, you guy’s gotta come with more original stuff. Everything you guys are saying can be applied to the Bungles, Lions, Bucs, Ravens, Donkeys, and Jets. Did I leave anybody out?

    I hope Ro does spend time in jail. Maybe it’ll wake his ass up and make him realize how lucky he is to get paid to play a game.

    Not too worried about missing him. Burris looks like a baller.

  53. joemammy says: May 17, 2012 5:07 PM

    10-1 odds that Jadarious comes up missing in 181 days.

  54. mojodoa says: May 17, 2012 5:11 PM

    All this Raider attention and venting. Seems like a lot of closet Raider fans (not that there’s anything wrong with that).

    He’s a turd. A turd with a horrible work ethic. Probably won’t be with the Raiders too much longer. Commencing McKenzie destruct sequence t-minus …

  55. msclemons67 says: May 17, 2012 5:13 PM

    You’d think a guy drafted by Al Davis would be fast enough to get away from the cops.

  56. nflofficeadmin says: May 17, 2012 5:18 PM

    More than anything, this young man needs guidance. Maybe the new Raider organization can provide that, we’ll see.

  57. raiderapologist says: May 17, 2012 5:19 PM

    humb0lt says: May 17, 2012 4:14 PM

    Congratualtions, Rolando. You’ve become faidernation’s most admired idol. You truly are a Raider. Enjoy your jail time and suspension.

    Come on, hump. You said pretty much the same thing earlier today. You’re better than that. Don’t be a lazy troll. Your dedication to Raider Nation is admirable, but if you stop giving us your best we might lose respect for your work.

  58. raiderapologist says: May 17, 2012 5:21 PM

    msclemons67 says: May 17, 2012 5:13 PM

    You’d think a guy drafted by Al Davis would be fast enough to get away from the cops.

    He’s actually a slow-twitch guy. That was one of the knocks on him coming out of college, and it shows on the field. Or did, anyway.

  59. skins1976 says: May 17, 2012 5:35 PM

    Is it just me or does that look like Aries Spears?

  60. tatum064 says: May 17, 2012 5:36 PM

    objectivenflfan says:
    May 17, 2012 4:19 PM
    The Raider way.

    If you ask Oakland fans – they didn’t need him anyway. They had the “best” off-season “by-far” and will win the West this year.

    And didn’t you hear – their 5th round pick WR is the next Jerry Rice.

    They also won the trade for Carson Palmer.

    And they weren’t mad when Hue was given his walking papers.
    —————————————-
    The Raider Way

    any fan daring to say this in any Raiders face..and the eventual verbal bashing

    The Hater Way

    crawling toward some keyboard to type smack.

  61. ruvelligwebuike says: May 17, 2012 5:42 PM

    When your kid says “I’m going to the McClain’s to play with the Willingham boys,” you always have to ask if there first names happen to be Rolando and Jaradious.

  62. mrgroovesd says: May 17, 2012 5:45 PM

    Misdemeanor?!?! Good thing he did this in AL because if he did this in CA, I think some of those charges are felonies.

  63. bmadccp says: May 17, 2012 5:46 PM

    I heard that Jonathan Vilma offered $10k to anyone who could find this Tapscott dude and put him out of commission.

    I also heard that the judge was going to give McClain a full year until it was learned that Tapscott was wearing a Bronco’s jersey at the time of the incident. In a written statement the judge said: “If it had been a Tim Tebow jersey, Mr. McClain would have gotten community service credit”.

    The criminal element is BACK in Oakland! Now if we can only make the playoffs agian.

  64. chiadam says: May 17, 2012 5:48 PM

    He’ll probably serve about a week of that 180 days, which is actually more like 45 days with concurrent sentences.

  65. mark916 says: May 17, 2012 5:50 PM

    For all you lames out there saying “typical” Raider, well not anymore with Big Reg on the job. Those days are over. Al is gone and McK is running the show. So those stupid coments dont even make sense anymore.

  66. RedRuffensor says: May 17, 2012 5:52 PM

    Someone please slap the parents of Jaradious Willingham for naming him Jaradious. Thank you.

  67. grimmlock42 says: May 17, 2012 5:52 PM

    Atleast he didn’t shoot himself in the leg and get 2 years in prison.

    Hey raiderapologist:
    Give humbolt a break. He’s a charger fan for gods sake. It’s incredible how these people still think they have the right to voice their opinion around here.

  68. mark916 says: May 17, 2012 5:52 PM

    Ro should just do the time and take his punishment. 180 days means 90 actual days. Then the 3-5 game suspension Goodell will hand down and he will be ready to play, not for the Raiders but some team will take him for a 5th or 6th rounder.

  69. fievel03 says: May 17, 2012 6:01 PM

    “If he’d not able to delay it until after the season…”
    If he is able to delay his sentencing so that he can play football, then our justice system is truly screwed up. You do the crime, you serve the time. Period. Not when it’s most convenient for you.

  70. elifan4life says: May 17, 2012 6:05 PM

    As a die hard Giants fan WHEW!! thank you Oakland for jumping over our pick in the 09 draft and selecting this headache from us…

  71. chuckxx says: May 17, 2012 6:11 PM

    I think its a crying shame that he is pissing his fantastic career right down the toilet. He will look back at it all someday and say “God I was so stupid” to do those things. It cost me millions of dollars.

  72. bmadccp says: May 17, 2012 6:13 PM

    What do you expect when you take a young male athlete, add an ass-load of testosterone, treat him like a “god” in the community for his exploits on the football field, give him a fat wad of cash and limit the accountability he has because of his status (which is what happens in college all the time)?

    What do we expect when we send the man to work in an industry that celebrates aggression (toughness) and expects conflict (hard-hitting, win at all costs) and what do you think you are going to get? The guy is essentially a modern-day gladiator but we get all bent out of shape when he acts like a gladiator outside of the arena? Since when were juiced up “jocks” known for critical thinking and excellent decision making? McClain isn’t a brain surgeon; he’s a guy who is paid to crash his body into people. They would fire him if he WASN’T aggressive. It’s not that easy to just turn this kind of aggression on and off.

    I don’t think any of us should be too surprised at a story like this. I think we should be thankful it doesn’t happen every day. And EVERY team has stuff like this, stop hating simply because McClain is a Raider.

  73. Deb says: May 17, 2012 6:14 PM

    charly0418 says:

    Looks like Jamarcus Russell was able to transfer his soul to another body, resulting in Rolando McClain
    ————————————————-
    That’s an absolutely ridiculous statement. Jamarcus Russell was a poor performer who didn’t live up to his pre-draft hype and demonstrated no motivation to improve. I don’t know what’s going on in Rolando’s personal life, but he’s a heckuva football player.

  74. sschmiggles says: May 17, 2012 6:16 PM

    This is what happens when you go on a power trip and threaten some random person’s life with a gun

  75. bmadccp says: May 17, 2012 6:21 PM

    What I am most interested in hearing is how the league will react. Vilma was given an entire season off for (allegedly) puting a bounty on opposing players and (allegedly) lying about it. McClain discharged a firearm in the commission of assault and battery. I’m shocked this wasn’t a felony.

    I like McClain, I wish the best for him and his family, but if there is any justice in the NFL, he’s sitting out for AT LEAST a year. This (to me) seems far more agregious than putting a “bounty” on a guy from the other team (something that just about every high school, college and pro football player has done or considered themselves).

    Maybe the length of McClain’s suspension all depends on if the victim suffered a concussion or not. LOL

  76. bmadccp says: May 17, 2012 6:25 PM

    mrgroovesd says:
    May 17, 2012 5:45 PM
    Misdemeanor?!?! Good thing he did this in AL because if he did this in CA, I think some of those charges are felonies.
    ______________________________

    NOT using a weapon in a fight in the south is considered queer, and that alone will get you 5-8 years under sodomy laws.

  77. mullman7675 says: May 17, 2012 6:30 PM

    Hopefully the lawyers get it handled so he doesn’t serve jail time. However, I don’t think Roger will be as dismissive.

    Like I’ve said before: I love the haters. They take time out of their day to repeat the same tired lines no matter what the news. It’s hilarious. No team in the NFL can stir up that kind of emotion/hate. Somebody has to be the villain, Al Davis and the RAIDERS embraced it. Then they proceeded to slap around the AFC for the better part of 40 years.

    It’s a new era in RAIDER NATION, all this yapping from the trolls will die off soon enough.

    LOL- keep hating ladies.

  78. pantherpro says: May 17, 2012 6:52 PM

    Raiders Morons….. Can you tarp the upper deck like the A’s so crowds don’t look so small? PS…. the Niners don’t want you stinking up their new stadium. You’re stuck at the stench bowl! Enjoy!!!

  79. thraiderskin says: May 17, 2012 7:12 PM

    well… don’t want none, don’t start none…. Enjoy your jail sentence, moron.

  80. raiderapologist says: May 17, 2012 7:29 PM

    objectivenflfan says: May 17, 2012 4:26 PM

    The Raider way. If you ask Oakland fans – they didn’t need him anyway. They had the “best” off-season “by-far” and will win the West this year.

    And didn’t you hear – their 5th round pick WR is the next Jerry Rice. They also won the trade for Carson Palmer. And they weren’t mad when Hue was given his walking papers.

    Posting it twice doesn’t make it any less lame, moron.

  81. nomoreseasontix says: May 17, 2012 7:45 PM

    I’d be surprised if Reggie didn’t already have plans to proceed without McClain.
    I just have no idea what the cap ramifications would be if he was released.

  82. lostsok says: May 17, 2012 8:03 PM

    I guess this just isn’t an inherently funny story. Rarely has a story at PFT been met with such consistently lame comments. Both haters and fans alike, frankly.

    C’mon folks, break out the funny!

    Feel kinda let down…

  83. jluns275 says: May 17, 2012 8:32 PM

    mullman7675 says:
    ….the Raiders slapped around the AFC for the better part of 40 years
    _______________________________________________

    jluns275 says:
    Not really…3 Super Bowl victories in 7 years was admittedly impressive (Beating the Vikings, Eagles, & Redskins)…. Not so much in the other 30+ years.
    Otherwise, the only thing the Raiders ever led the league in was penalties, local TV blackouts, & laughably out of touch, antiquated owner/organization/stadium.

  84. oaklegend says: May 17, 2012 9:07 PM

    Raider fan checking in to say I hope McClain learns from this, but he deserves every hour of his 180 day sentence, it was lenient if he indeed discharged a weapon by this guys head. He will deserve whatever punishment Goodell gives him, including a full year suspension and he will deserve it if Reggie McKenzie cans his behind. Hopefully he will be humbled and grow from through the consequences of his crime.

  85. covercorner says: May 18, 2012 12:06 AM

    What a waste!

  86. okldrdrs2111 says: May 18, 2012 2:15 AM

    cut him and send a message to the rest of the team

  87. jacunn2000 says: Apr 10, 2013 12:24 PM

    Sometimes I am really disappointed with the NFL. I understand that this guy has a certain skill set, but every once in a while I wish they would draw a line. This guy is being rewarded for being a turd.
    I would like to see a policy that states the following:
    “Players who have felonies, and misdemeanors that involve theft, assault, or sexual assault, battery, etc. are eligible to play in the league for a maximum of $50k annually”.
    Thumbs up Yes, Thumbs down NO.

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